CATALOGUE of ABSTRACT ARTWORKS

urospaternu

We are pleased to present abstract artworks, created between 2013-2015,
of a contemporary abstract painter Uroš Paternu, whose paintings show virtuosity of color with an immense power and mastery of contours, shapes and compositions.
"Paintings are like a lock of ourselves
and only the viewer himself can find his own key. "

ABSTRACT ARTWORKS

UROŠ PATERNU

2013-2015


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In this catalogue, which is curated as an exhibition,

we are pleased to present abstract artworks, created between 2013-2015,

of a contemporary abstract painter Uroš Paternu,

whose paintings show virtuosity of color with an immense power and mastery of

contours, shapes and compositions.

I am wishing you a delightful and inspiring journey of discovery

through the catalogue of abstract paintings.

Zala Prislan

UP Art Gallery

Paintings are like a lock of ourselves

and only the viewer himself can find his own key.

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BIOGRAPHY

Uroš Paternu was born on 3. December 1972 in Kranj, Slovenia, Europe. He was already

as a child looking for his own way of expression by drawing, painting and sculpturing.

From 1991-1995 he was studying painting and he graduated from the Academy of Fine

Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he also received the Master Degree in painting in the year

2000. In the year 1996 he received the National Slovenian »Prešeren« Award for the

painting »Wet living green«. And in the same year he also received the First prize for a

postgraduate study from Ivan Napotnik Cultural Centre, Velenje. Only three years after

graduating from the Academy he presents his first independent and comprehensive

exhibition in Gallery Keleia, in Slovenia.

In 2015 he was awarded with 2 Prix Award, International Exhibition Art Resilience, Musée

de Peinture de Saint - Frajou, France. On their invitation he become an associate member of

the Art Resilience movement in France.

His work appears in various publications and his paintings are represented in corporate

and private collections. Internationally his paintings have been exhibited in Japan, Italy,

France, England and Portugal.

He lives and paints in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

In these post-digital times when the world is inundated with visual impressions of flashing

images, in their hollow and perpetually formative existence, the artworks of Uroš Paternu

are like islands that attract the viewer with their inner content and open up new questions

which allow the viewer to meet himself face to face. The paintings are like mirrors that

reflect his spirit, they are an initiation into spiritual concentration and ethical attitude. They

are feelings of everything that has happened and will happen, feelings of horror, peace and

joy.

Uroš Paternu developed his recognizable and unique visual language in the nineteen with

the theoretical interpretation of his own creative process, which is characterized by artistic

analysis and systematisation.

The artist sees the art of painting as a way to harness his thoughts and to ground the

objects and the world around him on the basis of a dialectic relationship between the

spiritual-conceptual and the physical-material, which is established by transposing the

concrete empirical matter into its visual articulation. This passage from the physical to the

spiritual, from immanence to transcendence, from observing to seeing, from reflexion to

catharsis, starts with the first stroke of the brush and lives on in the viewer's perception.

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Although abstract art is an embodiment of the artistic freedom of expression it remains

bounded within the laws of the painting media. The fundamental structure of each and

every painting contains the author's concentration, sensitivity, contemplation and

experience, which are inseparable from it and trickle through its layers as a contemplative

mystery which the viewer discovers gradually, not at first glance, but through a process of

perception, creative inspection and growth.

The basic and most active agent and content of the artistic creation of Uroš Paternu is the

color in all its range and dynamics, attitudes and relationships, in violations of the rules and

freedom from them with an inner depth and visual form. More than the expressive or

emotive expression of the morphological elements of the creation, Uroš Paternu favors their

contemplative, universal side.

He never uses colors as an empirical, associative, symbolic or evocative visual element,

but rather eludes the mimetic and referential framework of perception. In color he searches

for its dematerialized nature which in a creative process becomes a carefully thought-out

composition, an echo of the artworks that resonates in the viewer's perception and gives the

impression of being a vibrating living organism.

His approach to the bare canvas consists of a ceaseless quest for new solutions, as if

»hunting for prey« during which skill, deep concentration and determination are the decisive

factors catching the eye of the spectator with an independent and perfected visual reality.

The paintings come into being with either thoughtful or impulsive strokes, with smooth or

rough applications of paint. The perceptive depth is created by sophisticated spatial cuts,

color metamorphosis, internal segmentation of the color field and overlapping layers of

color, from underneath of which allusive images from the deeper strata surface into

existence.

Uroš Paternu can be described as a true virtuoso of color and its space in all its variations,

metamorphoses and compositions. He is a master of perfection in actualizing an artwork to

create a newly established harmoniously aesthetic order. »I want to paint living paintings«,

he says and he delivers what he promises. His paintings are full of color dynamics, tensions

and contrasts, characterised by a sophisticated or a robust composition, bursting into life to

the sound of their own music.

By breathing through its colors a painting becomes alive as a perceptive living organism

and develops its own personality and character. A painting becomes and remains a »living

painting«, the fingerprints of the painter's intimate and intuitive view and understanding of

the world.

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Untitled 01 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Home collection

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2 Diptych ©2015 - Untitled 01, 02

Acrylic on canvas

(140 x 100 cm/ 55 inch x 40 inch)

Sold

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Untitled 03 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.900€

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Untitled 04 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(58 x 75 cm / 22,8 x 29,5 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 05 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.900€

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Untitled 06 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.900€

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Triptych no. 3 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas,

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch)

Home collection

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Triptych no. 2 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas,

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch)

Home collection

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Triptych no. 1 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas,

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 10 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 50 cm / 20 x 20 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 11 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.800€

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Untitled 12 © 2015

Acrylic on wood

(120 x 150 cm)

Sold

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Untitled 13 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch)

Price: 1.900€

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Untitled 14 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.800€

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Untitled 15 © 2014

Acrylic on canvas

(100 X 100 cm)

Home collection

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Untitled 16 © 2014

Acrylic on canvas

(130 x 160 cm)

Home collection

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Untitled 17 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 50 cm /20 x 20 inch)

Home collection

Untitled 18 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 50 cm /20 x 20 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 19 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(124 x 220 cm / 49 x 87 inch)

Price: 7.000€

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20 Triptych 01© 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(58 x 75 cm / 22,8 x 29,5 inch)

Price: 1.500€

21 Triptych 02 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(58 x 75 cm / 22,8 x 29,5 inch)

Price: 1.500€

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22 Diptych ©2015 - Untitled 01, 02

Acrylic on canvas

(140 x 100 cm/ 55 inch x 40 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 23 © 2013

Acrylic on wood

(44 x 61cm)

Home collection

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Untitled 24 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(60 x 80 cm)

Home collection

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Untitled 25 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 50 cm / 20 x 20 inch)

Price: 850€

Untitled 26 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(30 x 40cm / 12 x 15,7 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 27 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 50 cm / 20 x 20 inch )

Price: 1.300€

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Untitled 28 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(25 x 58 cm / 10 x 23 inch)

Home collection

Untitled 29 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(30 x 40/ 12 x 15,7 inch)

Price: 550€

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Untitled 30 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch )

Home collection

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Untitled 31 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.000€

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Untitled 32 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.900€

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Untitled 33 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(20 x 60 cm / 8 x 23,6 inch )

Price: 500€

Untitled 34 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(25 x 58 cm / 10 x 23 inch)

Price: 500€

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Untitled 35 © 2014

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch )

Home collection

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Untitled 36 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch

Price: 1.500€

Untitled 37 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(30 x 40/ 12 x 15,7 inch )

Price: 700€

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38 Diptych ©2015 - Untitled 01, 02

Acrylic on canvas

(140 x 100 cm/ 55 inch x 40 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 39 © 2014

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch )

Price: 1.500€

Untitled 40 © 2014

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch )

Price: 1.500€

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Untitled 41 © 2014

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch )

Home collection

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Untitled 42 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.700€

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Untitled 43 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.700€

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44 Triptych 01 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(58 x 75 cm / 22,8 x 29,5 inch)

Price: 1.800€

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45 Triptych 02 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(58 x 75 cm / 22,8 x 29,5 inch)

Price: 1.800€

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46 Diptych ©2015 - Untitled 01, 02

Acrylic on canvas

(140 x 100 cm/ 55 inch x 40 inch)

Price: 5.000€

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Untitled 47 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(25 x 58 cm / 10 x 23 inch)

Price: 500€

Untitled 48 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(25 x 58 cm / 10 x 23 inch)

Price: 500€

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Untitled 49 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 50 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2900 €

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Untitled 51 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(20 x 60 cm / 8 x 23,6 inch)

2 Prix Award, France (Sold)

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Untitled 52 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.800€

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Untitled 53 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(30 x 40/ 12 x 15,7 inch)

Price: 550€

Untitled 54 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(30 x 40/ 12 x 15,7 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 55 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.500€

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56 Triptych 03 © 2015

Acrylic on wood

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 1.200€

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Untitled 57 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.600€

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58 Diptych ©2015 - Untitled 01, 02,

Acrylic on canvas

(2x70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: single 2.000€

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Untitled 59 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.700€

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Untitled 60 © 2014

Acrylic on canvas

(25 x 58 cm / 10 x 23 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 61 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 62 © 2014

Acrylic on canvas

(50 x 70 cm / 19,6 x 27,5 inch)

Price: 1.500€

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Untitled 63 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.900€

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Untitled 64 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 80 cm)

Home collection

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Untitled 65 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(58 x 75 cm / 22,8 x 29,5 inch )

Price: 1.800€

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Untitled 66 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(145,5 x 200 cm / 57,3 x 78,8 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 67 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40 inch)

Price: 2.700€

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Untitled 68 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(70 x 100 cm / 28 x 40

inch)

Price: 2.500€

Untitled 69 © 2013

Acrylic on wood

(23 x 69cm / 9 x 27 inch)

Price: 550€

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Untitled 70 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(110 x 160 cm / 43 x 63 inch)

Home collection

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Untitled 71 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(130 x 160 cm / 51 x 63 inch)

Price: 4.000€

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Untitled 72 © 2015

Acrylic on canvas

(130 x 160 cm / 51 x 63 inch)

Price: 5.000€

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Untitled 73 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

(30 x 40/ 12 x 15,7 inch)

Price: 700€

Untitled 74 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

20 x 60 cm / 8 x 23,6 inch)

Home collection

Untitled 75 © 2013

Acrylic on canvas

20 x 60 cm / 8 x 23,6 inch)

Home collection

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76 Diptych ©2015 - Untitled 01, 02

Acrylic on canvas

(140 x 100 cm/ 55 inch x 40 inch)

Price: 5.500€

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Untitled 77 © 2014

Acrylic on canvas

(200 x 100 cm)

Home collection

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BECOME A COLLECTOR

Art, at times quiet, at times screaming, whether we like it or not, is an eternal companion

of human existence and progression; it is an expression of the spirit and the creative

moment of imagination. Being a part of this culture, we can only be richer for these

experiences.

A work of art is not intended for consumersatisfaction. Rather, it is an artifact which

grows together with the soul of the viewer, the capital into which we invest our mental and

ethical views.

Any investment in spiritual art bears interest in personal growth. If our gaze becomes

conscious and deliberate, we become privy to a story, whilst we must not forget that we are

ourselves the creator of this narrative; the painting serves merely as leverage to our

thoughts.

Paintings are like children. When they are not there, we miss them; and when they are,

they attract us, they entreat us, they scream and cajole or they speak to us speechlessly by

their sheer existence. Paintings enchant us with the colors of life, inner structures and

integrated composition. They conceal a testimony which becomes individualized and

personified with the viewer.

The invaluable and original works of art of Uros Paternu point to the aurhor's

inexhaustible power of expression. His paintings – masterful renditions performed within the

lawfulness of artistic reality – are testimony to the richness of spirit and become

autonomous fields, vivid images of creative thinking.

The works of art, which reflect the temperament of the author, are an expression of

vitality and are in sharp contrast to today's empty cultureheedless of the questions on the

meaning of life, the pursuit of order, harmony and aesthetics, which culminate in a

responsible ethicattitude of man towards his fellow-men.

An abstract painting requires that the viewer approaches it, that he stands before it – that

is to saythe original not a reproduction. The abstract paintings of Uros Paternu allow the

sopisticated viewer to enter into a world of self-reflection or self-interpretation where he –

as a spectator from the outside– observes himself and analyses his own thoughts.

His gaze becomes creative, his sensiblity awakens, a visual game is set in motion. Our

imagination has no limits – we can imagine something which we have never seen before or

something outside the realm of our immediate experience.

At the level of individualisation a kind of self-awareness arises as a process of controling

one's own thoughts. When our awareness couples with our memories, which in turn are

bound by our experiences and culture, it is our thinking that we are able to control, analyse,

direct and change. To be able to reap the fruits of this realization we should use our

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imagination to create new images and positive visualisations, which can help us in leading a

better life.

By using the metaphor of developing insight through observation the artist shows the

perceptual ability of the painting to allow the viewer to bridge the gap between the

subconscious and awareness. The painting accelerates the viewer's sensuality and

perception and taking a different route leads him back to re-association and reconception,

only this time at a higher level of consciousness whereby the spectator becomes the author /

creator of his own perception.

Paintings are like mirrors that change together with us as our perception of the world

changes. This means that by way of self-awareness we become capable of feeling our own

thoughts independently. And with this we can penetrate matter and change the world.

A painting with its vibrant composition becomes an eternal companion of the inner

dialogue.

Think positive – think abstract.

Imagination opens the door to the universe.

And the universe is abstract.

And the thoughts are the soul of the world.

Zala Prislan

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Uroš PATERNU, contemporary abstract painter

Address: Mali vrh pri Prežganju 9c, 1129 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mobile Phone: +(386) 31-328-228

E-mail: upaternu@gmail.com

Web Portfolio: http://uros-paternu.wix.com/uros-paternu

EDUCATION:

1991 — 1995 Bachelor of Fine Art , Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1996 — 2000 Master of Fine art, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2001 - 1st year of Master’s degree in restoration

AWARDS:

1996 »Prešeren« Award for the painting »Wet living green«

1996 First prize for postgraduate study, Ivan Napotnik Cultural Centre, Velenje

2015 2 Prix Award, International Exhibition Art Resilience, Musée de Peinture

de Saint - Frajou, France

Artist Bibliography:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1998 Keleia Gallery, Celje

1999 Bevisa Gallery, Grand Hotel Toplice, Bled

2000 Gallery of the Union of Slovenian Fine Artist's Associations, Ljubljana

2001 Electro Gallery, Elektro Gorenjska, Kranj

2002 Gallery in Prešeren House, Kranj

2004 Libbreria Triestina, Trieste, Italy

2005 Schwarz Gallery, Ljubljana

2006 Ljubljana Castle, Pentagonal Tower, Ljubljana

2007 Gallery of the City Municipality Kranj, Kranj

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1991-1995 Academy of Fine Art, exhibitions of student work, Ljubljana

1996 Ivan Napotnik Cultural Centre, Ilirija Gallery, Velenje

1996 Gallery Keleia, Celje, IX. International Weeks of Painting

1997 Gallery Keleia, Celje, X. International Weeks of Painting

1998 Gallery Keleia, Celje, Exhibition of young artists (Urša Berlot, Edvin

Dobrilovič, Uroš Paternu, Mihael Rudl)

1999 Fužine Castle, Ljubljana XI. International Weeks of Painting

1999 Žula Gallery, Maribor (with Mihael Rudl)

1999 Gallery of the Union of Slovenian Fine Artist's Associations, Ljubljana

(new members)

2002 Sakaide Museum, Sakaide Art Grand Prix, Japan

2004 City Museum and Art Gallery, Piran, ex tempore (selection)

2007 Exhibition in Kud Gallery, Trnfest, Ljubljana

2008 Gallery Jugovic, Ljubljana

2008 Gallery Kresija, Exhibition "Painting", Ljubljana

2010 Gallery Ivan Napotnik, Velenje

2015 International Exhibition Art Resilience, Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou,

France

PUBLICATIONS:

1998 - Paintings of Uros Paternu, The meditative perceiving of Paternu’s paintings, catalog:

Uroš Paternu; Milček Komelj; Tihomir Pinter , Gallery Keleia, Celje, Slovenia

2000 - Uros Paternu: Paintings, catalog: Uroš Paternu; Milček Komelj; Tihomir

Pinter; Tarcisia Galbiati , Gallery ZDSLU, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2002 - Uros Paternu: Paintings, catalog: Uroš Paternu; Damir Globočnik; Drago Holynski ,

Gallery in Preseren’s museum

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2005 - Uros Paternu: Paintings, catalog: Uroš Paternu; Mojca Grmek; Miha Benedičič ,

Gallery Schwarz , Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006 - Uros Paternu: Paintings, catalog: Uroš Paternu, Jadranka Ljubičič, Ljubljana Castle,

Pentagonal Tower, Ljubljana, Slovenia

PERMANENT COLLECTION:

AS Gallery, Adriatic Slovenica d.d. , Ljubljana, Slovenia

MEMBER:

2015 - Art Resilience movement, France

VIDEO:

"INSIDE THE PAINTER'S WORK" Creating,...painting,.. Work in progress..

Abstract artworks 2015

https://youtu.be/rC9MQtcCAVM

“PRIVATE INVESTIGATION OF AN ABSTRACT PAINTING”

https://youtu.be/6emRWkllT34

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On-line catalogue of fine art

ABSTRACT ARTWORKS

2013 – 2015

By UROŠ PATERNU

Edited and published: Zala Prislan

All rights reserved to UP Art Gallery

©December 2015

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